Michael C. Fina

A Dream Wedding!

The Knot's Dream Wedding

TODAY MARKS REVOLUTIONARY FIRST-EVER LIVE-STREAMED CROWDSOURCED WEDDING PLANNED BY THE KNOT EXPERTS, CELEBRITY WEDDING VENDORS AND THE COUNTRY!

– TheKnot.com Throws Once-in-a-Lifetime Luxury Wedding with Every Element Voted by America, Including the Bride and Groom, Dress, Cake, Honeymoon and More –

NEW YORK (February 14, 2013) – Today, TheKnot.com, the #1 wedding planning destination and the authority on all things weddings, is making dreams come true! History will be made as first-ever live-streamed The Knot Dream Wedding takes place. This wedding is the first of its kind and millions of guests around the world are invited – RSVP by watching it all happen as it streams live on TheKnot.com, Facebook, Google+, The Knot YouTube channel, MSN Living and other media platforms.

The ultimate dream wedding, completely planned and paid for by experts at The Knot will take place at iconic Citi Pond at Bryant Park in New York City today, Valentine’s Day 2013. In a truly unforgettable moment, expert figure skater Sierra Dickens, The Knot Dream Wedding bride, will awe guests by taking advantage of the rink and skating her way down the aisle.

Since January, people across the country and around the world have voted on every single element of the wedding, from the dress to the ’do and everything in between.

“Andre and Sierra, our Dream Wedding winners, are an ideal and truly deserving couple – we could not be more thrilled to provide them with the wedding of their dreams,” said Carley Roney, cofounder and editor in chief of TheKnot.com. “At the cutting edge of technology, The Knot and all of our editors are honored to have created such a unique and memorable experience that can be shared and viewed nationwide.”

Every element (and the couple’s reaction!) was caught twice a week on The Knot LIVE, a live-streaming TV show. Celebrity wedding planner Amy Shey Jacobs and TheKnot.com editors asked viewers around the globe to decide on everything and here’s what won thanks to your vote:

  • Winning Couple: The first vote selected our dream wedding winners, Andre and Sierra, from a pool of five finalists.
  • Theme: The theme chosen is Modern Ice Castle, a vision created by Amy Shey Jacobs of Chandelier Events, with Lucite, ice and all things modern, this ultra-contemporary event will play up the glass-enclosed venue, anchored in a palette of silvers and whites.
  • Rings: Classic wedding bands were selected, Sierras with a platinum pave diamond band and Andre a titanium polished band, by Michael C. Fina.
  • Flowers:  The winning flowers were manzanita and crystal. Tall and exotic, these centerpieces add a modern touch to the branchy seasonal look by Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design. The bridal bouquet will be a cluster of shimmering brooches, while the bridesmaids carry bunches of gorgeous white orchids in different varieties.
  • The Dress: At The Knot, we’re all about tradition, and traditionally, the groom can’t see the bride in her dress before the big day! In keeping with this, tune in as we reveal the beautiful Kleinfeld Bridal dress live on TheKnot.com at 11am – right before Sierra walks down the aisle!
  • Hair & Makeup: The look will be that of winter’s goddess with a sideswept style that’s romantic, ethereal and strong by Blow. The makeup by M.A.C. creates a captivating and sultry eye using deep-blue tones layered with deep browns.
  • Bridesmaids Dresses: Sierra’s girls will don silk crinkle chiffon one-shoulder Amsale gowns in graphite, complete with trendy asymmetrical peplum and a sweetheart neckline. Sierra and the bridesmaids will also be wearing fabulous shoes by Nine West.
  • Men’s Formalwear: Andre and his groomsmen will wear contemporary black tuxedoes with a modern fit and narrow lapel by Vera Wang BLACK for Men’s Wearhouse.
  • Cake: Ana Parzych Cakes will create a sugary orchid masterpiece, complete with white-fondant cake tiers finished in textured, silver-painted fondant, decorated with handmade white sugar orchids and piped embroidery painted in silver.
  • Ceremony Entertainment: Élan Artists’ Djore A Cappella, the urban gospel chorus specializing in singing a capella will serenade Andre and Sierra as they walk down the aisle.
  • Honeymoon: Tokyo, Japan, was the selected location – the ultimate Asian honeymoon destination — full of culture, customs and cuisine, provided by Expedia. The couple would take this opportunity to volunteer, or “honeyteer,” their time to improve conditions abroad following the Tsunami. What better way to start a life together than by working for a charitable cause, and after winning the dream wedding Sierra and Andre would love the chance to give back in a meaningful way.

 

For more information on The Knot Dream Wedding and an overview of Andre and Sierra’s reactions to all their wedding elements, visit TheKnot.com/dreamwedding. Follow the wedding live as it happens on Twitter too: @theknot #tkdreamwedding.

 

A special thank you goes out to all the fabulous, luxury celebrity vendors who are a part of putting together Andre and Sierra’s dream wedding, including: 100 Layer Cake, Altos De La Plata, Amsale, Ana Parzych Cakes, Blow, Citi Pond at Bryant Park, Chandelier Events, Chandon, Classic Party Rentals, Elan Artists, Expedia, Karl’s Event Services, Kleinfeld Bridal, M.A.C., Macarons and Cookies by Woops, Matchbox Twenty, Men’s Wearhouse, Michael C. Fina, Miriam Salat, MSN, Nine West, Okamoto Studio NYC, Original Runner Company, Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design, Rent The Runway, Roey Yohai Photography, Samuel Adams, Smirnoff, Taylor Creative Inc., The Knot Shop, Tweed Weddings, Wedding Paper Divas and Wildflower Linen.

 

About TheKnot.com

The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding resource, reaching nearly every bride in America through the #1 wedding website, TheKnot.com; The Knot national and local wedding magazines; The Knot book series; and syndicated columns in newspapers nationwide. The Knot is the flagship brand of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO; http://www.xogroupinc.com), a global media and technology leader devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing young women with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. Follow The Knot on Twitter @theknot.

 

Image courtesy of TheKnot.com.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2013

The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 Pick - Michael C. Fina

 

Michael C. Fina is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a 2013 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section featured on TheKnot.com/BOW.  TheKnot.com is a number-one wedding destination, most trusted by brides.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. Whether they’re trying to find the wedding dress salon with the best service in Philadelphia, the most creative wedding photographers in Los Angeles, New York’s top cake bakers or Miami’s hottest reception sites, engaged couples across the country want the inside scoop on the best from real brides.

 

Stop in today to see why brides have chosen Michael C. Fina!   Also remember to add us a a favorite vendor on TheKnot.com!

Ready for the vacation of a lifetime?

Mi ta stima bo! That means “I love you” in Papiamento, Aruba’s native language – and there’s no better way to express your love this Valentine’s Day than to surprise your sweetie with beautiful jewelry and a romantic getaway to this One Happy Island, celebrated as one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean.

Beloved for its 83-degree, year-round temperature, refreshing east trade winds, diverse land/sea activities, historic attractions, authentic and flavor-rich island cuisine and, of course, world-famous sun-kissed sandy beaches, Aruba attracts happy pairs looking for a paradise retreat, dream destination wedding or unforgettable honeymoon. Learn more at www.aruba.com.

Purchase a piece of jewelry (fine or fashion, engagement rings, wedding bands) worth $500 or more in-store at Michael C. Fina between now and February 14, and you’ll have the opportunity to win a four-night / five-day trip for two (airfare included) to the beautiful Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa.

The AAA Four-Diamond Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa is a 15-acre oasis surrounded by fragrant gardens, exotic lagoons, and cascading waterfalls. This lush tropical haven features recently updated guest accommodations, each with private balcony and terrace, including Plaza Club rooms and suites. Dine at the award winning AAA Four-Diamond Sunset Grille or the themed buffets at Laguna. Splash in one of the two zero-entry free form pools and play in the casino. The Larimar Spa is a sanctuary for balancing the body and mind and features ten treatment rooms, a comprehensive menu of spa services and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Make sure to check out the property’s Romantic Escape Package, perfect for guests planning their dream honeymoon or lovers’ retreat to the One Happy Island in 2013. The luxurious package includes rooms up to 35% off, a bottle of champagne upon arrival, daily breakfast for two at Laguna Restaurant, a sunset sail for two, 50-minute couples massage at Larimar Spa and more!

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Aruba.com - Aruba Getaway from Michael C. Fina

 

Photographs courtesy of the Aruba Tourism Authority.  Must be 18 or older to win.

 

Moving Sale!

Michael C. Fina Moving Sale

As you may have heard, Michael C. Fina will be moving to 500 Park Avenue in February.  To help celebrate, we are having a moving sale!  The sale is in-store only, so please stop by our current location (545 Fifth Avenue) to see what treasures we have for you!  New items and designers are added every day!

The sale includes tableware, home decor, bath, and baby gifts…some wonderful select items from the top designers listed below.  All up to 70% OFF!

L’Objet

Michael Wainwright

Michael Aram

Juliska

Annieglass

Donna Karan Lenox

William Yeoward

Christofle

Steuben

Lalique

Spode

Jay Strongwater

Jean Boggio

J. Seignolles

Valentino

Faberge

 What will you bring home?

We’re Moving On Up!

“It was a romance that built up the business.” -Rose Fina

We are happy to announce that in February 2013, Michael C. Fina will be taking the next step in our 77-year evolution and will be moving to 500 Park Avenue and 59th Street.  The company, originally a silver retailer, was founded in 1935 by Michael C. Fina and Rose Rosenblatt at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 47th Street.  The store moved to its current location at 545 Fifth Avenue in 1998.

“Our retail experience is all about making the customer feel like part of our family and with that comes listening to what they want. As a result, we are moving to an exciting shopping area that caters to our core consumer,” said Steven Fina, president of Michael C. Fina. “Our new location will ensure that we continue to provide the best experience, service and products for the next 75 years.”

Still family-owned and operated by the Fina family, Michael C. Fina has spent decades helping New Yorkers celebrate their special moments and milestones – from engagements and weddings, to new homes and babies!  Our new location will continue to carry a stunning variety of engagement rings, wedding bands, fine jewelry, tableware, home decor, and baby gifts from the designers you know and love.

We would like to thank all of our many loyal customers throughout the years and we look forward to the many more that will walk through our doors as we continue to grow and evolve in our new home!

 

Please flip through our 75th Anniversary book to learn more about the strong history of Michael C. Fina.

 

Cupcakes and Cashmere Holiday Gift Guide

A very special thanks to Emily Schuman of the wonderful blog, “Cupcakes and Cashmere,” for featuring Jonathan Adler’s Brass Gold Lantern Gourd Vase in her “Under $100 Holiday Gift Guide.”

This design, along with others by Jonathan Adler, is available at Michael C. Fina.

Window to the Present

T, The New York Times Style Magazine, has featured Juliska’s Harriet Cake Dome and Pedestal in their interactive holiday gift guide – Window to the Present.

The piece was shown on the “Third Floor” in the feature as an idea of “playthings for those who have everything.”

This cake stand and pedestal, along with other designs by Juliska, is available at Michael C. Fina.

Congratulations to our Dash Winners!

 
A very special thank you to the many couples who participated in our 2012 Diamond Dash: Dash for a Diamond & a Cure on November 17!  We hope you all had a wonderful time!

Best wishes and congratulations to our winning couple, Brittany and Kevin!  Wishing you many years of love and happiness!  We are so happy that we got to be part of this special day!

Please visit our Facebook page to view some photos from the event.

Kelly’s Thanksgiving

Atlanta-based interior designer and blogger Kelly Ottinger has featured several designs from Michael C. Fina in a recent Thanksgiving Table Setting post on her blog, Kelly Market.

 

Ginori – Duchessa Gold Gravy Boat

Haviland – Orsay Gold Bread & Butter Plate

Chambly – Vieux Paris Place Setting

 

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. Stop into Michael C. Fina today to pick up those last-minute table accessories or a gift for your hostess!

 

Diamond Dash: Dash for a Diamond & a Cure

Michael C. Fina will be hosting our third annual Diamond Dash: Dash for a Diamond & a Cure on Saturday, November 17 in Manhattan.  Dash participants will be supporting and raising awareness for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The winning Diamond Dash team will receive a handcrafted Tacori engagement ring setting, matched with a Tacori Diamond, valued at $20,000, an engagement photography package from the award-winning photography team at Photomuse, and certificates to be used towards wedding bands and a bridal registry at Michael C. Fina.  The dash will culminate with a live marriage proposal.

Dashers will make their way to various destinations in New York via a clue sent to their mobile device and contained on their clue sheet. Upon reaching each location, they will be asked to take a photo of themselves in front of the designated dash signage and text in a code, confirming that they have reached this specific location.  The top three teams that complete the highest number of clues and in the quickest amount of time will be deemed finalists after verification.  Finalists will then compete in one last challenge for the grand prize.

We have extended the registration period until November 7, 2012.  Interested couples can register for their chance to participate at www.diamonddash.com